While its name is “Silhouette Grass,” this stamp looks like grain to this girl from the farm, and I love it.
After using the Friendship text stamp to create the background, I stamped the grass stamp with VersaMark. I used three embossing powders, beginning with copper at the bottom, then gold, and finally silver – the same technique I used on this card. Not wanting to cover the design, I opted to emboss my sentiment on vellum using Cocoa embossing powder. It’s a card that would work for a guy but is pretty enough to send to a woman – unisex, I guess. LOL.
Materials & Tools: Colonial White cardstock; Vellum; Basic Grey Origins 6x6-inch paper pad; Bamboo and VersaMark ink pads; Hero Arts Silhouette Grass and Friendship background stamps and Thinking of You stamp set; Antiqued Copper mini brads; Copper, gold, and silver, and Cocoa embossing powders; Embossing heat tool; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Labels Eight set.
My disclaimer about not being good at directions didn’t get me off the hook on that last card. That’s OK. I like questions. This is the stamp I used. It is what I’ll call a “reverse silhouette stamp,” and so it was the background that was embossed and not the flowers. Clear, well-written, step-by-step directions, along with a photograph of Jennifer’s beautiful card, can be found here. It was a fun card to make.
Happy Hump Day! Cameron, Sarah, and the boys were here for supper tonight, which was fun. Dustin called, too, and is coming back tomorrow night – this time for an online assessment test. He’s really pumped about making a change. Currently, he’s a sales supervisor in the volume sales division at the same business where his brother and I work. While I don’t think any of us are particularly cut out for the corporate world, my outgoing Dusty is a born salesman and really needs to work for himself. It’s fun watching him spread his wings.
That’s about it for me tonight. I hope you are having a good week. I’ll catch you again tomorrow night when the kid is done with mom’s computer. Take care, and thank you for stopping by!